The Agile Fox Friday Foto – 09.14.2012

After a year and a half of including a ‘pic of the week’ at the end of my weekly training summary, I’ve decided to let it stand as a post of its own.  I’m also implementing a rule that the Friday Foto needs to have been taken sometime in the last week.  No recycling.  I am doing this to keep me engaged in building my photography skills, and to make me work harder to get fresh shots.  Click here to see my previous Friday Foto posts.

I had an hour to kill last Saturday while my girls were at a friend’s house.  I took my camera and went searching for something to shoot.  Being in the middle of a bright and sunny day, the landscape options were all a bust.  I remembered that a good rule in those situations is to look for a subject or an abstract rather than something like a landscape that benefits more from good lighting conditions.

I went by some horse pastures to see if anything was going on, but the horses were all taking cover from the sun.  I drove down into Chatfield State Park, still not knowing what to do, when I remembered the model airplane field.  It’s a really nice facility with a large asphalt runway, a pavilion, picnic tables, taxi lanes, and dedicated work areas.

Just by chance there was some sort of event going on and the place was filled with people and the air was a constant buzzing of plane motors.  I was surprised how large some of the planes were.  I don’t know the scale, but they seemed pretty big!  It was super challenging to deal with focus, zoom, and shutter speed all at once while the planes darted overhead.

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Cleared for Landing
1/1000, f/9, 280mm @ ISO 200

More shots here.

Posted on September 14, 2012, in photography and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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